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Stories You May Have Missed – February 11, 2011

Today was certainly a hectic day in the world of technology to say the least. We’ve compiled a list of TechnoBuffalo’s top headlines for today to help you make sense of it all.

1. Microsoft and Nokia Announce Mobile Parternership

In an effort to help each company grow in the global mobile marketplace, Nokia and Microsoft announced plans to have a broad strategic alliance that would have Nokia focus on creating WP7 handsets. With Nokia primarily producing Widows Phones, they will have future input on the operating system by sharing its expertise.

Microsoft And Nokia Announce Mobile Partnership
Nokia and Microsoft: Strange Bedfellows Get Co-Dependent

2. HP TouchPad Hands-On

HP, recently acquiring Palm’s webOS, announced a tablet earlier this week that will likely compete with the iPad and other Android-powered offerings. Featuring a 9.7-inch display and tablet-optimized software, will it be worth your hard earned cash? We have some hands-on videos with the device to help you make your decision.

HP (Palm) TouchPad: Mail App Hands-On (Video)
HP (Palm) TouchPad: Kindle Books (Video)

3. Gaming Roundup

The gaming industry sees a lot of announcements and leaks everyday. Today, we learned that Blizzard is hoping to release Diablo III in 2011, as overheard by Kotaku. We also saw Activision’s CEO discuss the recent killing of Guitar Hero and the possibility of having a separate subscription for Call of Duty games. For all of the details, check the links below.

Blizzard Hoping to Release Diablo III in 2011
Kotick Talks Guitar Hero And Subscription Based Call of Duty

4. Read Dead, Mass Effect 2 Clean Up at IAAs

The Interactive Achievement Awards, organized by a collection of industry professions, announced the best games of 2010, and it was practically all Red Dead Redemption, Limbo, Heavy Rain, and Mass Effect 2. What is your favorite game from 2010?

Mass Effect 2, Red Dead Redemption Clean Up at IAAs

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